Thank you to everyone for your sweet comments about last week's outfit. I am so glad I ended up buying the blue pants - I am definitely a fan. Some of you asked about the necklace that I was wearing, so I thought I would give you a rundown on it.
You have probably seen some similar double strand teardrop necklaces. Well, I wanted one but I didn't want to pay for it (story of my life). So I made my own! I decided to make a smaller version because... let's be honest, I'm not very stylish. I have to tread the "statement necklace waters" carefully. Here's my version:
Supplies (all items purchased at Hobby Lobby):
- 8 Teardrop Pendants (usually $1.99 for two, but purchased half-price) (similar from Amazon)
- Acrylic Paint (I used "Bahama Blue by Americana, but I think any color would look good)
- 1/4 inch ribbon
- Jump Rings
- Silver Glass Beads
- Paint your beads. Paint one side, let it dry and then paint the other. The hardest part was waiting for the paint to dry. After a couple of coats of paint on both sides, I put a coat of polyurethane (leftover from furniture-painting projects) on the beads. I think you could probably use any sort of clear sealant over the paint to make sure it doesn't get scratched off.
- Open the jump rings using a pair of needle-nose pliers. Slip the teardrop pendants on and close the jump rings.
- String those
suckersbeads up! I used three glass beads between each teardrop pendant.
- One amendment to the supplies photo... I could not, for the life of me, get the silver glass beads strung on the ribbon. I used 8mm glass beads, but perhaps there is a bigger size of beads that would make it easier to string on the ribbon. If you have trouble you could use larger beads, or some sort of twine instead of the ribbon. I just used what I had on hand, which was wire. You can see in the picture below that I basically made a loop with the wire and then tied a knot on it with the ribbon.
And the final result:
What do ya'll think? I really do love it and all the supplies cost me a total of $10, which is not too shabby if I do say so myself.